Thursday, March 24, 2005

The Beast, The Beast!

Important info from the Big Cat Monitors:

Never approach a big cat, especially one that is feeding or with cubs. Most big cats will try to avoid confrontation. Always give them a way to escape. Don't run. Stay calm. Hold your ground, or back away slowly. Face the cat and stand upright, but don't look at it straight in the eyes. It may take this as a challenge. Do all you can to appear larger. Grab a stick. Raise your arms. If you have small children with you, pick them up. If the cat behaves aggressively, wave your arms, shout and throw objects at it. The goal is to convince it that you are not prey and may be dangerous yourself. If attacked, fight back!
This strikes me as rather complicated; All that picking up sticks and raising your arms and grabbing children, you think your chance at life would be gone by the time you worked out what to do first!
Actually I don't feel that scared after getting a look at the actual injuries The Beast inflicted....

The Scratch

I can also bring you exciting pictures of The Copse, now as famous in Sydenham as the legendary grassy knoll...

The Copse

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